Mattoon has a variety of transportation options, whether they are by foot, bike, or public transportation.

Dial-A-Ride

Dial-A-Ride offers public transportation within Coles County, Illinois with scheduled service to Champaign, Urbana, Danville and Effingham. Dial-A-Ride is a demand response, door-to-door, handicapped accessible provider.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fares: All fares are for 1 way trip
Over 60 travelling within city limits - Donation
Under 60 travelling within city limits or rural town - $3
All Ages travelling outside city limits or rural town - $4
All ages travelling outside Coles County - $7

**Passengers are required to have exact change for their rides.

Phone: (800) 500 - 5505 or (217) 639 - 5169 for reservations
Website: http://dialaridetransit.org

Zip Line

Dial-A-Ride Public Transportation offers a deviated fixed route bus line that runs within and between the cities of Mattoon and Charleston. The Zip Line is available Monday-Friday (with the exception of major holidays) beginning at 8:00 a.m. with the last route starting at 2:00 p.m. The cost per passenger is $.50 each one way trip. Below is the route schedule that runs every hour.

:03LifeSpan Center
:10Cross County Mall (Rural King entrance)
:13Prairie & 1st Street
:17CVS
:20Amtrak
:2532nd & Cedar (South East Corner)
:2921st & Commercial
:341617 Lakeland Blvd (LLC Adult Ed.)
:381804 S. 9th (Across from Williams School, South Drive-way)
:46Mattoon Marketplace (East side)
:55Carle Clinic

For more information
Phone: (800) 500 - 5505 or (217) 639 - 5169
Website: http://dialaridetransit.org

Mass Transit

Amtrak
Amtrak located at the Mattoon Depot Station (MAT) 1718 Broadway Ave

  • For tickets call 1-800-USA-Rail (1-800-872-7245) or www.amtrak.com
  • Tickets cannot be purchased at the station

Greyhound
Check Top Cab
1904 Broadway Ave
(217) 234 - 3333

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m – 11:59 p.m.

Taxicab Service
Checker Top Cab
1904 Broadway Ave.
(217) 234 - 7474

Shuttle Service
Nelson’s Chauffeured Transportation
(217) 258 - 5466
www.nelsonlimo.com

H & H Shuttle Services
14761 Old State Rd
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348 - 7074

Car Rental
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2009 Lake Land Blvd
(217) 235 - 1300
www.enterprise.com